Every ailment that can afflict man has a solution in the amazing pharmacy of nature. One of the most potent substances that can rapidly reduce the uncomfortable effects of ongoing stress in your life are herbal oils. Discovered some 40 000 years ago in an ancient medical science known as Ayurvedic Medicine, the remarkable properties of these potent health giving oils has now been studied with the aid of modern biochemistry and pharmacology.
One of the most fascinating oils studied is the cold pressed oil of BLACK SESAME. During repeated episodes of stress ( be this mental, emotional, physical or spiritual), your nervous system undergoes "autonomic upregulation" - it gears itself for fight or flight. With repeated episodes of stress, the adrenal glands pump out huge amounts of cortisol which affects every organ in your body, inducing chemical changes needed for the challenge that lies ahead. If the stress is not relieved or you do not rest adequately (as with restful sleep), the nervous system depletes in a vital neurotransmitter known as SEROTONIN.
A Serotonin deficiency state is induced when you are under chronic unabated or repeated stress. Many of the uncomfortable symptoms you experience related to stress are in fact related to serotonin deficiency. Irritability, chronic tiredness, inability to focus, disturbed sleep patterns, neck and back muscle spasm, headaches, nervousness, anxiety attacks, panic disorders and a sense of not coping with life - all these are due to intense serotonin deficiency.
COLD PRESSED BLACK SESAME OIL when applied as a massage to the whole body at night and left on for 20 minutes, then showered off before bedtime, produces a prolific increase in blood serotonin levels. This serotonin is formed in the skin by its interaction with the components of Black Sesame oil. A phenomenal experience of autonomic down regulation occurs as the serotonin levels correct and the mind and body returns to normality. This massage needs to be done every 2nd night for 2 weeks to get the best effect. A maintenance program can be introduced by doing this 20 minute self massage every 3rd night or as needed.
Ayurvedic herbal oil formulae is a 100 times stronger than Black Sesame oil are in existence. These rare and potent herbal oils are used by skilled therapists in a deeply de-stressing series of mind body treatments known in Ayurveda as Purvakarma.
by Dr Rajen Cooppan, The Back 2 Health Wellness Centre